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Author: Mayor Walter Sendzik

Statement from Mayor Sendzik on Ministry of Environment’s air and water testing results for 282-285 Ontario St.

Statement from Mayor Sendzik on Ministry of Environment’s air and water testing results for 282-285 Ontario St.

I want to thank the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks for sharing the results of the surface water and air monitoring related to the former automotive manufacturing site located at 282-285 Ontario St. with City Council. The presentation from Ministry officials provides assurance to the community, showing typical – or less than typical […]

Statement from Mayor Sendzik on Niagara moving into RED category of provincial COVID-19 response framework

Statement from Mayor Sendzik on Niagara moving into RED category of provincial COVID-19 response framework

Today the Ontario government is placing Niagara Region into the RED category of the provincial COVID-19 response framework. This means, that effective Monday, Dec.21, there will be a number of broader-scale measures and restrictions – across multiple sectors – to stop the spread of COVID-19. This includes changes to the City’s recreation programs and facilities. Please see […]

Statement from Mayor Sendzik on approval of City’s 2021 budget

Statement from Mayor Sendzik on approval of City’s 2021 budget

December 15, 2020 – After more than almost four months of work, I am proud that City Council reached a historic moment during these challenging times. On Monday night, Council approved both the 2021 Operating and Capital Budgets, the first time in modern history that the City has approved both budgets on the same night. […]

Statement from Mayor Walter Sendzik regarding tentative agreement with Unifor and GM Canada

Statement from Mayor Walter Sendzik regarding tentative agreement with Unifor and GM Canada

The announcement of the tentative agreement between Unifor and GM Canada is great news for St. Catharines, and Ontario’s automotive manufacturing industry. Clearly both sides worked hard to reach a deal that is both fair to the employees of GM in our community, and in strengthening GM Canada’s position within a highly competitive global environment. […]

Statement from Mayor Sendzik: Be safe and responsible this Halloween

Statement from Mayor Sendzik: Be safe and responsible this Halloween

First, I want to thank St. Catharines residents and businesses for stepping up their efforts to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Our community has done an outstanding job following the guidelines from health officials throughout this pandemic. Now, Halloween is on Saturday. It will look and feel different, and it should because the COVID19 […]

Statement from Mayor Sendzik regarding property at 282-285 Ontario St.

Statement from Mayor Sendzik regarding property at 282-285 Ontario St.

Oct. 16, 2020 – Regarding the recent reports about possible asbestos at the former automotive manufacturing site located at 282-285 Ontario St., city staff received communications from Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks (MOECP) staff indicating monitoring of the site is ongoing. They also confirmed licensed contractors undertook an asbestos removal program prior to any […]

Statement from Mayor Walter Sendzik regarding Safe Restart Agreement funding

August 12, 2020 – Mayor Walter Sendzik is extending thank you to the federal and provincial governments in the wake of the first round of emergency funding under the Safe Restart Agreement. The Ontario government, in partnership with the Government of Canada, announced municipalities in Ontario will receive up to $1.6 billion as this part […]

Emancipation Day STC

Matter of Black and Blackowned905 – a group of young community members presented Emancipation Day STC an important day in our history. Emancipation Day is a day to celebrate the Slavery Absolution Act of 1834, marking the end of those enslaved throughout the British empire.  It’s a day for celebration, reflection, education and to recognize the history and […]

St. Catharines City Council Update

St. Catharines City Council Update

St. Catharines City Council had a productive zoom council meeting last night and wanted to share some highlights with our community. Beaches: ⛱☀️ Hot topic here in St. Catharines and Niagara. Last night council made the decision to restrict access to city owned beaches to Niagara residents only. Since we opened our beaches earlier this summer […]

Statement from Mayor Sendzik condemning racism and discrimination

Statement from Mayor Sendzik condemning racism and discrimination

equalityAs we watch the justified unrest and protests in the United States after the brutal death of George Floyd by members of the Minneapolis Police Department, it has reignited the need for communities across Canada to take demonstrable actions to combat racism. We are not immune to racism, to the rise of white supremacy organizations, […]

Statement from Mayor Walter Sendzik declaring state of emergency in St. Catharines

April 3, 2020 – Today I am joining my fellow Niagara Mayors by declaring a state of emergency in the City of St. Catharines due to COVID-19.  This decision was made in consultation with the City’s chief administrative officer Shelley Chemnitz. COVID-19 is in our community, it is affecting our families and our health care […]